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Just Listed :: Gorgeous Traditional in Rose Arbor Neighborhood!

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in the popular Rose Arbor neighborhood, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. Easy access to I-85, I-285, and Chamblee Tucker Road makes virtually all commutes a breeze.  You’ll also enjoy having many restaurants and shopping spots  nearby!

Features:
-Updated kitchen features ample cabinet space, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, glass tile backsplash, island with breakfast bar, pantry, and breakfast area.
-Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings,
-Spacious family room boasts a cozy fireplace and tons of natural light.
-Formal living room provides additional living space.
-Master suite is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, sitting area with fireplace, and large walk-in closet.
-Spa-like master bathroom with marble detail features dual vanities, jetted tub, and separate shower.
-Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright and share a  wonderful hall bathroom with double vanity.
-Flex space and loft/bonus room upstairs provide tons of extra living and lounging space and would be great for a playroom, media room, or home office.
-Laundry room is conveniently located upstairs.
-Two car garage easily fits vehicles with extra space for storage.
-A large patio is perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. It leads out to a huge, fully fenced backyard.
-Convenient location close to interstates, shopping, and restaurants.
-Access to membership at swim/tennis club in nearby neighborhood with lots of fun activities throughout the year.

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Just Listed :: Beautiful Newer Construction in Cumming!

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac street in the popular Hunters Walk swim/tennis neighborhood, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to GA400, Peachtree Parkway, and Highway 20 makes it convenient to and from any direction. Being in this popular area of Cumming also means you can enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots!

Features:
-Spacious kitchen features ample cabinet space, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, pantry, and breakfast area.
-Family room boasts plenty of natural light and a cozy fireplace.
-Formal dining room with coffered ceiling is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.
-Formal living room is wonderful additional living space.
-Main level bedroom and full bathroom are ideal for guests.
-Oversized master suite is a true retreat including a vaulted ceiling, sitting area with fireplace, and dual walk-in closets.
-Spa-like master bathroom features a double vanity, garden tub, and separate shower.
-Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.
-Two car garage easily fits vehicles with extra storage space.
-A patio leads out to a flat, usable backyard and is perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.
-Wonderful neighborhood amenities include a well-maintained swimming pool, tennis courts, and nature trails.

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Just Listed :: Spacious Townhome in Vinings Forest!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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Welcome home! Vinings Forest is a wonderful community in the incredibly popular and fast growing Smyrna/Vinings area of Cobb County. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character of this townhome will never go out of style. The close proximity to I-285 and I-75 makes this property convenient to and from any direction. You’ll also have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well-loved destination. You will certainly enjoy being only minutes from Smyrna Market Village, Vinings shopping, several city parks, and SunTrust Field (future home of the Braves).

Features:

· Kitchen features ample cabinet and counter space, pantry, and breakfast bar.

· The spacious living room boasts a cozy gas fireplace and plenty of natural light.

· The separate dining area is perfect for entertaining guests or casual meals at home.

· The master suite is a true retreat including a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and master bathroom with a double vanity and soaking tub

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright with generous closet space.

· Laundry is conveniently located in the unit.

· The covered balcony is ideal for outdoor enjoyment.

· Two car garage easily fits vehicles with extra storage space.

· Wonderful amenities include gated access and a well-maintained pool.

· Great location close to interstates, shopping, and restaurants!

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School’s Out For Summer :: Summer Camps in Atlanta

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Summer camp kids at lakeThis time of year, parents get excited about summer starting and the end of the rigidity of school and busy schedules for their kids.

I remember that 3rd week into summer, I was like, “What was I thinking being excited about summer, what am I going to do with my boys all summer?” (And sell real estate at the same time!)

I began networking with friends and clients and learned there is an entire universe of summer camp options: soccer camps, LEGO camps, robotics camps, gymnastics camps, baseball camps, math camps, and art camps to name a few. Click here to view a comprehensive list of summer camps in Atlanta.

Also, many public and private schools offer day camps. Check local school websites and type in summer camps, and voila – a list of camps comes up. Most of the time your child doesn’t have to be a student at that particular school to attend their summer camp program.

Last, don’t forget your church or synagogue – they offer camps that are often times the most affordable options around!

Do your children a favor this summer – sign them up for camp. They will make new friends, learn new skills, AND gain confidence. Not only that, you will have some extra time for yourself, and we can all use a little bit of that!

At The Peters Company, we are a valuable resource for all areas of your life – just let us know how we can help.

Written by Dore Brooks, Buyer Specialist for The Peters Company

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Just Listed :: Amazing John Wieland Resale in Alpharetta!

Friday, April 15th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled right across the street from the wonderful amenities in the Hampton Hall swim/tennis neighborhood, this beautiful John Wieland resale is just what you’ve been looking for. The open floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to GA400, Haynes Bridge Road, and State Bridge Road makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well-loved  destination too. You’ll also enjoy having many popular restaurants and shopping spots nearby, including those at the new Avalon development as well as surrounding North Point Mall! Highly sought after school district includes Dolvin Elementary,  Autrey Mill Middle, and Johns Creek High!

Features:

· Stunning kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, pantry, large island with breakfast bar, butler’s pantry, and breakfast area.

· Formal dining room with trey ceiling is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.

· Spacious family room boasts a soaring ceiling, cozy gas fireplace, and beautiful built-in bookcases.

· Formal living room provides extra living and entertaining space.

· Gleaming hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and gorgeous trim detail are  carried throughout the main level.

· Oversized master suite is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, dual walk-in closets, nursery/office area, and spa-like bathroom with dual vanities, jetted tub, and separate shower.

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright with attached bathrooms

· Full, finished basement is an entertainer’s dream complete with full bar, living area, gym, full bathroom, and potential 5th bedroom.

· Spacious garage easily fits two vehicles with extra storage.

· A deck overlooking the large backyard and a screened-in porch are ideal for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.

· Wonderful community amenities include a well-maintained swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, clubhouse, and playground.

 

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Trends in Metro Atlanta’s Real Estate Market

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

trends in real estate marketWe’re all watching closely to see what the real estate market is going to do in 2016!

Here at The Peters Company, we feel like we have a superior pulse on the Metro Atlanta market due to the number of transactions we close each year. And, you better believe we watch trends closely!

So far this year, we’ve seen an interesting phenomenon. While homes priced under $500,000 are still selling quickly, we’re starting to see a slowing of home sales over $500,000.

What does that mean? Homes that are priced at $500,000 or greater have fewer buyers and are taking longer to sell than those lower price points.

Why? Well, honestly, we think it’s because there is such a shortage of inventory available for first-time homebuyers, which is causing a ripple effect for move-up buyers.

What do we need? More inventory under the $500,000 mark!

Even the condo market that was suffering for years during the economic downturn is now BOOMING! In fact, days on market and sales to list price ratios in the affordable condo complexes are lower than single family. And, this is because we are in great need for more affordable home ownership.

My advice:  If you own a home under $500,000, now is the PERFECT time to sell. Buyers are out in full force and conditions are incredibly favorable for sellers. Thinking of moving up to a higher price point? Even better as you’ll be in a buyer’s market in many neighborhoods!

Note: This is a look at the Metro Atlanta market as a whole. Give us a call to see if we’re seeing these trends in your particular neighborhood! 404-419-3619

Find the most recent listings on the market here!

Written by Lesley Peters

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Just Listed :: Gorgeous Traditional in Kennesaw’s Legacy Park!

Friday, April 8th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled in the popular Legacy Park community, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. Being close to I-75, I-575, and Wade Green Road makes virtually all commutes a breeze. You’ll also have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well loved destination! Being in this popular area of Kennesaw means you can enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots too! Legacy Park is known for its incredible amenities and activities including multiple pools, tennis courts, walking/biking trails, sports leagues, holiday events, and much more!

Features:

· Chef’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, tile backsplash, pantry with pull-out shelving, oversized island with breakfast bar, office nook, and breakfast area.

· Family room boasts a cozy gas starter fireplace and is pre-wired with HDMI hook-ups.

· Living room provides great additional living space.

· Formal dining room is perfect for entertaining guests.

· Gleaming hardwood floors, fresh paint, and beautiful trim detail are showcased throughout the home.

· The master suite is a true retreat including a spacious sitting room, trey ceiling, walk-in closet, and spa-like master bathroom with dual vanities, jetted tub, and separate shower.

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.

· Full finished basement with kitchenette provides additional living and lounging space along with a full bathroom and extra storage.

· Laundry room is conveniently located upstairs.

· Two separate decks are perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. They overlook the fully fenced backyard.

· Two car garage can easily fit vehicles with extra space for storage.

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Just Listed :: End Unit Townhome in Woodstock’s The Woodlands!

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

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Welcome Home! Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this end unit townhome is just what you’ve been looking for! The flowing floor plan, custom features, and  charming character will never go out of style! The close proximity to I-575, GA400, and Highway 92 makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll enjoy being only minutes away from many popular restaurants and shopping spots in both Woodstock and Roswell!

Features:

· Kitchen features ample cabinet and counter space, walk-in pantry, and island with breakfast bar.

· Separate dining area is perfect for entertaining guests or casual meals at home.

· Spacious living room boasts a cozy gas fireplace and tons of natural light.

· Master suite is a true retreat including a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and bath with double vanity and garden tub.

· Additional bedrooms are well sized and bright.

· One car garage easily fits vehicle and provides plenty of extra storage space.

· Great outdoor space includes a spacious deck perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.

· Neighborhood amenities include two well-maintained pools, tennis courts, playground, basketball court, clubhouse, and walking/bike trails.

· Convenient location close to interstates, restaurants, and shopping.

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Glamour Shots :: Property Photos that Sell

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

1287 Sylvan Cir_low res8You know the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words?” Well, that’s never truer than with property photos for a real estate listing. As the listing coordinator on our team, I am responsible for setting up the photo shoot for each of our listings. This means scheduling an appointment with the professional photographer and arranging it with the seller. I’m often at the properties a couple of days before the photos are taken and find myself telling our sellers that one of the most important pieces of the marketing plan is going to be the photos. We want them to look as good as possible! When a buyer pulls up a listing on the computer they aren’t stopping to first read the verbiage, summary, etc. They immediately look at the photos! Luckily, we work with an amazing professional photography company, Home Tour America, which does a really great job shooting our listing photos. Sometimes they’re so good that people can’t believe the pictures are of the same property! Home Tour America has generously provided us a detailed checklist to share with our sellers ahead of the photo shoot to ensure flawless pictures. Here’s a sneak peek at that list:

  • Make sure all light bulbs are replaced and consistent throughout the home. A combination of eco bulbs and traditional incandescent bulbs result in color distortion in photos.
  • Please turn off all fans and have lights on. The photographer may decide to turn off the lights depending on the lighting conditions.
  • Clear all clutter including pictures, personal effects, trash cans, toys, pet beds and food bowls. Limit pillows and throws.
  • Clear all kitchen and bathroom counters.
  • Clear refrigerator of magnets and personal items.
  • Make sure pets are secured and, if possible, out of the home.
  • Please blow debris from deck, yard, driveway, etc.
  • Remove trash cans, cars, etc. from the front of house.

As you can see, even the tiniest detail can make a difference in the way listing photos turn out. The professional photography combined with a staging consultation that we offer our sellers allow a listing to truly put its best foot forward.

If you’d like to see what we can do to help prepare your home for the market so you receive top dollar, please give The Peters Company a call today at 404-419-3619! We’d love to help!

Written by Heather Thomas, The Peters Company Listing Coordinator

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A Mom’s Guide to Selling Your Home

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

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Sheer anxiety and stress… That’s the feeling most moms of little ones get when it’s time for selling their home! And, I understand completely.

I’ll never forget the first time we put our home on the market with a little one. We lived in a 1950s 1,400 sq. ft. home in Brookhaven! It was as cute as a button yet provided NO storage space. Every time our house would show, I’d load up the dog, the baby, the exersaucer, and the bouncy seat in the back of my Jeep Cherokee and drive around Ashford Park until the agent’s car was gone. Thankfully, it didn’t last long and I learned a great deal from that experience.

For you moms out there, here are my home selling tips to make showing a home with little ones work…

  1. Rent a storage building! It was my saving grace. Remember that we all survived as children playing with pots, pans and Tupperware. Bring those days back! Our kiddos don’t need 10 buckets of toys to choose from. One will be just fine for a couple of months.
  2. Donate, donate, donate… It’s not just time to remove all the toys that clutter up your home! Get rid of all those appliances you received as wedding gifts you’ve only used once since your big day. You know… that breadmaker that Aunt Sally said you would just love and now you’re gluten free!
  3. Create new habits! If your family doesn’t typically make up the bed every day, now is a great time to start. It only takes 66 days to form a habit. If everyone starts making their bed and putting their clothes away, BOOM! You’ve just accomplished more than listing and selling your home! You’ve transformed a spouse and children that can actually help around the house. That’s a serious win. It shouldn’t all fall on you!
  4. Be flexible! I know, I know… your children nap 2 times a day from 9-11 and 2-4. However, you NEVER know when the right buyer is going to want to see your home. Don’t make them miss it because Susie needs that extra 30 minutes of sleep. Live on the edge for the next month! I bet you’ll find that your little ones can adapt to slight schedules shifts much better than you imagine!

Don’t let the stress of showings with your little ones get you down. Now is the perfect time to sell your home! The last three years have shown the highest home appreciation in U.S. history. And, we’re selling homes in less than 2 weeks on the market on average.

Don’t wait until the market turns and you’re looking at months on the market and less appreciation! Bite the bullet and list today!

Give us a call at 404-419-3619.

Written by Lesley Peters

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